Land Sachsen Shopping

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Land Sachsen Shopping

  • always Christmas (and Easter)

    Once you have reached these 'art and handicraft' shops, you step into another world. Doesn't matter what period of the year, you always have the impression Christmas is coming.It is almost unbelievable so many Christmas decorations are in these shops. You name it and you will find it. it seems they are famous for their so called 'Schwib-Arches'. In...

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  • porcelain: buy it in Meissen

    When visiting Meissen in Saxony, it is almost a must to take a look in the famous Meissen porcelain factory.About 300 years ago the first European porcelain factory was founded at Albrechtburg Castle in Meissen. And till nowadays they are making masterpieces in 'white gold'. Meissen Porcelain from a thimble, through regular stuff like cups and...

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  • Dresden - 'Pfund's dairy'

    They call themselves "the most beautiful dairy in the world". Although I didn't see all the dairies of these world, I think this shop is hard to beat.Never seen a shop interior with such fantastic tile paintings. And tiles you will find everywhere: on the wall, ceiling, floor and shop counter !!!The shop was founded by two Pfund brothers in...

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  • Every day Shopping for food

    Euro-Spät-Kauf is a supermarket in Postplatz in Dresden and the best about it is the fact that it is open also on sundays and holidays and opens already rather early in the morning !Prices are maybe 5% higher than in other supermarkets, but that is not really bad, when you considder that travellers pay a lot more at the trainstations.mmm mmm mmm...

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  • Weihnachtspyramiden aus dem Erzgebirge

    On my picture you may see a typical kind of "Weihnachtspyramide" that will mostly follow a very simple technique :Lots of candles that are lighted around the pyramid will have a lot of hot air streaming up to the wind-wheel on top and this windwheel will turn around the small figures in circles around the axle in the centre of the...

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  • Get a Fummel in Meissen

    Only in Meissen you may buy a funny traditional pastry, called FUMMEL and this kind of pastry has an interesting story behind it:August der Starke had a post-rider, who was drinking quite a lot, and in order to control him , he asked the bakeries in Meissen to create a very thin pastry that might easily break, when it is not carried carefully...You...

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  • Knusperflocken

    "Knusperflocken" are something very special! They were invented in the GDR and consist of whole milk chocolate with crisp bread cumbs and rusks! You cannot buy this kind of sweets in the western part of the country, so look out for Knusperflocken while in Saxony!

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  • buy local products

    The towns of the Erzgebirge all have shops selling local handcrafts. This area is renowned for its wooden Christmas figures. There is a trend towards cheap foreign versions of these products and though the prices are lower, so is the quality. If you have the money, buy the locally produced ones. It helps the local economy and keeps traditions alive...

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